Easter Gift Guide

@Chasing50toes' setlist of BEST TOYS for your baskets!


Here's our Holiday Gift Guide of BEST TOYS for kids AGED 0-2!



Domino and Juliette - Squeeze and Stack Blocks

This set of 12 blocks by Domino & Juliette is perfect for babies and beyond to practice grasping skills and coordination! The blocks feature letters, numbers, and shapes to encourage matching, sequencing, and sorting! They are made from a soft plastic and come with a convenient zippered pouch. 


Domino and Juliette - “Farm Sea to Shining Sea” Placemat Bundle

The Farm Sea to Shining Sea” placemat bundle from Domino & Juliette comes with four placemats, each with a non-stick silicone backing and features vibrant illustrations. Each of the On the Farm, Under the Sea, Scenic Safari, and Walk in the Woods placemats come with a QR code that unlocks 100s of learning opportunities and FREE printables.

Lamaze Bitty Bite Bug Rattle

The Lamaze Bitty Bite Bug Rattle is perfect for babies to work on their tactile development, auditory awareness, fine motor skills, and more! All my kids have had a bug rattle as one of their first toys in the stroller and car seat!


Manhattan Toy Baby Stella

The Manhattan Toy Baby Stella is a soft doll that is perfect for young children. My oldest received a Baby Stella for her first birthday and we now have a few of them. They are snuggly and soft and the cute pacifier magnets to the doll which my kids have always loved.


Bunnies by the Bay Blossom Bunny Buddy Blanket

Every baby needs a lovie! Bunnies by the Bay’s Blossom Bunny Buddy Blanket is a soft velour split blanket that is lined with satin for tactile development and soothing. We have quite a few of these and the 1-2 year-olds in our house always love sleeping with them.



Whirly Squigz by Fat Brain Toys

Fat Brain Toys Whirly Squigz are a genius toy that can stick to any table or window and occupy your kiddo while encouraging fine motor skills, sensory exploration, and cause-effect learning. Simply stick the spinner to the flat surface and watch your little one swat at them and make them spin!


Domino and Juliette - Placemat Bundle

The Domino & Juliette Travel Bundle is perfect for restaurants, airplanes and on-the-go play! The set comes with four travel size placemats all packed within a canvas case that can slide conveniently into your purse or bag! No more worrying about germs at restaurants and you won’t run out of things to say on your dinner date with your little one. Included are the Alphabet, US Geography, Scenic Safari, and Under the Sea placemats.


Dimpl Fat Brain Toys

Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Duo is a plastic board with six silicone buttons. It’s a perfect busy toy for hands-on early-learning of shapes and colors!


Pip Squigz Loops by Fat Brain Toys

My youngest son received a Fat Brain Toys PipSquigz and we already love it! Like the other Fat Brain sensory toys, this one features a suction cup and knobs and rings to captivate little hands. The combo set comes with two Pip Squigz Loops, three Rattling Pip Squigz, and a storage case.


Pound and Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone by Hape

All my children have loved Hape’s Pound and Tap Bench. Kids can practice their fine motor skills while playing with the toy balls, keyboard, and xylophone. Even my oldest kids still play with this one.


Fisher Price Classic Pull a Tune Xylophone

This instrument is called a classic for a reason. We’ve had one in our toy room for over 8 years and my little ones also love playing with the Xylophone at my parents’ house from when I was little! Fisher Price Classic Pull a Tune Xylophone has eight rainbow-colored tiles and a mallet kids can use to make music.


Fisher-Price Shape Sorter

Another staple, the Fisher-Price Shape Sorter is a great way to introduce babies to colors and shapes. This toy is a fun and simple way to track your child's development as they progress from grabbing toys to matching and fitting them in the correct slots.


Melissa and Doug Large Farm Jumbo Knob Puzzle

My kids love puzzles, and we always gravitate to a farm theme because of the vocabulary and animal noises (this is why we created the D&J Farm placemat!!). This Jumbo Knob Puzzle features extra-thick wood puzzle pieces with wooden knobs for easy grasping. The farm artwork could use an update, but the puzzle is great.


Poke-a-Dot Old McDonald's Farm Book by Melissa and Doug

We love these interactive books with buttons to press and pop on every page. Perfect for fine motor skills! We have a few of these but the Poke-a-Dot McDonald’s Farm Book by Melissa and Doug is our fav.


Chika Chika Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault is one of our favorite books from birth. We try to read this one (along with the Little Blue Truck!) everyday as part of our morning or bedtime routine until our little ones turn 2! Chicka Chicka is a cute alphabet book that teaches kids about the alphabet, counting, and rhyming.


Boynton's Greatest Hits the Blue Box Set

Sandra Boynton books are a cute staple in every baby library. The Greatest Hits the Blue Box Set includes four popular books my crew loves including Moo, Baa, La La La!, A to Z, Doggies, and Blue Hat, Green Hat.


Unipak Plush Farm House

My mother gifted this set to my oldest when she was a baby and it’s been a staple in our toy room ever since. The Unipak Plush Barn Playset comes with five stuffed farm animals including a lamb, pig, cow, gray horse, and brown horse. Perfect for early vocabulary and animal noises.


Learning Resources Snap-N-Learn Matching Dinos

Learning Resources Snap-n-Learn Matching Dinos is great for fine motor skills, learning to count, and more! They come with a plastic canister for storage as well.